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September 24th 2005
Published: September 26th 2005
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Our Rough Trip Tik

This is a rough route map charting our expected course. The points out in the water are Easter Island, Tahiti, The Cook Islands, and New Zealand. The locations are approximate since I don't have a world map to look at while doing this. I will update the map as we progress.

Ron and I have retired from teaching and we just can't stop giggling. It is a wonderful feeling and we are making some major changes. We have sold our condo in Florida and will be leaving the area very soon. While traveling we are using the following address:
6421 Tarawa Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34241
Please limit mail to this address since it is a friend's. Our email addresses will stay active , so please use those instead.

Our "Excellent Adventure" will begin on Oct. 1, 2005. Ron and I are starting a 9 month trip to a variety of destinations. We will begin with a drive to Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. This will occupy most of Oct. On Oct. 20 we fly to Los Angeles for a few days.

Oct. 24 we will fly to Tahiti and then continue on to Easter Island. After 4 days in Easter Island we will return to Tahiti and spend some time there. Next we head for the Cook Islands. This is one of our favorite island groups and we will be there for several weeks.

Toward the beginning of Dec. we will arrive in New Zealand's south island. We will be there for 3 weeks before flying to Australia on Dec. 20. Christmas will be celebrated in Sydney, on the beach! (Please send email cards only!!)

While in Sydney, we hope to arrange a trip to South Africa and Botswana for a few weeks in January. When we return to Australia, we will start our journey to the northwest coast of Australia. By the time we reach Broome, we hope that the wet will be over and the roads will be passable. We will stay in Broome until the end of May. Our return to the States will be on May 31, 2006.

After that - who knows where we will go! It's all part of the "Excellent Adventure"!!!!!

Please stay in touch and check our web blog for updates that will be posted periodically. We are very excited and getting eager to hit the road.

Ciao, Pam & Ron


26th September 2005

Have a great trip!
Dear Pam and Ron, We love the idea of a travel Blog! Wishing you a wonderful trip, and looking forward to the updates! Love, Reny, Ana, and Jaime
28th September 2005

Great photo! (More, please!) We can't wait for the next post. All the best on your trip! Bea & Vasily
29th September 2005

Like a vacation, only different!
Dear Pamroe and Ron, Danrello and I read your blog together. Danrello wants to know if there's land at the end of the pin down in the Pacific!! I reassured him there was. We will miss you. Hope you have a blast! Best wishes--- Diane, Daniel and Erin
30th September 2005

Love 'em!
The pictures are wonderful, keep 'em coming!
3rd October 2005

Happy Trails
Happy Trails to you Both..I am so happy that your dream retirement is coming true! Looking forward to reading and seeing all your excellent photos Pam...huggggggsss
15th October 2005

Excellent blog-venture...
We love the blog...and were happy to see that the picture of the two of you at the blog's beginning was from your Chicago adventure with us! Happy trails...and love, Janyce and Jim
20th October 2005

A perfect time
Hi Pam and Ron: I so enjoyed our dinner in Elkhart Lake. Jim and I had a wonderful week in Kiel with our parents. Take care and Happy Travels Jane Reid

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